Sunday, March 11, 2012


Pine Hollow Arboretum presents a Workshop on Wild Edible Plants. Taught by Anita Sanchez, a local author and environmental educator, the workshop will be held on March 25 from 1-4pm in the Arboretum’s classroom and outdoors on the nature trails.

Looking for wild edible plants is a perfect way to beat cabin fever. Outdoors, participants will learn about native edible plants while exploring the Arboretum’s collection of rare plants. Indoors, the class will warm up in the Arboretum classroom with wild teas and salad.

The workshop is $10/person, with Pine Hollow members having free admission. Please call to register at 439-6472.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Despite the recent snow fall we are sure Spring is on the way! We wanted to send out a short update on what's been going on behind the scenes at Pine Hollow Arboretum. We’ve had a busy winter planning for an exciting opening season. John Abbuhl has placed his annual tree orders and will again be planting throughout the arboretum this spring. We have also planned a number of programs and educational activities for our members and friends of the community so they can continue to experience the beauty of the property. This is all in addition to ongoing gardening and upkeep projects.

We have so much on our “To Do” list that we thought we’d put the word out asking for some extra hands to pitch in. You know the saying, many hands make light work. If you are interested in getting involved please consider volunteering. Some of our needs include: staffing the visitor center (flexible hours), help with gardening projects, cataloging and maintaining our collection database, beautifying our grounds and pitching in at various events throughout the year and more.

Since we are a not-for-profit organization volunteers are vital to our success! We will be having our first informational volunteer meeting at the Visitor Center (16 Maple Avenue, Slingerlands) on the 1st day of Spring, Tuesday, March 20 @ 10 a.m. We hope you can come. Please RSVP by contacting us at (518)439-6472 to let us know of your interest in helping out and by all means bring and/or tell a friend!!